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Numerous skulls of the Paracas people, who lived in Peru anywhere up to 8,000 years ago (dating from numerous stone tools have provided dates earlier and up to 8,000 years ago), were excavated from massive graveyards in 1928. Many skulls were abnormally elongated, some to seemingly impossible lengths, but this cultural practice was not new. Head-binding existed in many past cultures, and was possibly achieved by binding the skull with ropes at an early age, when the child’s skull is still soft enough to mold (~6 months) and attaching boards to the back of the head until the desired effect is reached (although because this is not practiced anymore, it is hard to say how exactly they did it). The Paracas skull are perhaps the most famous case, and are often called “Nazca” skulls due to the Paracas occupying Nazca territory before the Nazca settled there.
What was unusual about the Paracas skulls, however, was the increased volume. While the shape of a skull can be molded, the volume cannot be changed, yet many of the skulls had larger cranial volumes than the average human skull - some up to 2.5 times larger (which is some legit stuff let me tell you). So the conclusion reached was elongation not only manually, but by genetics. Numerous factors, upon examination of a handful of skulls, pointed to the fact that some of the Paracas children may have been born that way.